Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2013 Weekend on the Water Retreat!

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SCBWI Western Washington invites you to apply for its Fall 2013 "Weekend on the Water" Retreat, taking place Friday, November 8, to Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the lovely Inn at Port Ludlow, a premier Northwest destination about 90 minutes northwest of Seattle. This intimate, craft-focused retreat will give you the opportunity to focus on a current work-in-progress with the guidance and expert insight of our two retreat leaders, as well as to connect with a network of talented local authors, which will include exchanging manuscript pages with several peers. 

Pull out your work-in-progress and get ready to dig in with an outstanding editor/author duo: Patricia Lee Gauch and Linda Urban. The legendary Patricia Lee Gauch, author and iconic editor of many children’s book luminaries, is returning to the Pacific Northwest for this event. Those of you who have worked with Patti before will want to come running back for more, and if you’ve never had the pleasure of learning from Patti, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Patti will be partnering with award-winning author Linda Urban. When we asked former retreat faculty whom they would love to learn from, at the top of their list was Linda Urban. So we had to invite her join us, and we’re thrilled she said yes!

Selected writers will spend the weekend working with Patti and Linda. Our focus will be on examining works-in-progress to identify opportunities to go far enough with our work; stretching and going beyond to create amazing books. Both Patti and Linda will take a close look at specific areas of craft, giving us exercises to challenge us and take our writing to the next level. There will be an opportunity for small group interaction with Patti and Linda, as well as optional peer critique groups. For the picture book writers, Patti has offered to set aside time to meet and discuss picture books specifically. The weekend will include time for individual writing, walks, kayaking, resting, and networking.

Retreat fees range from $540 to $580, depending on whether you are a member of SCBWI International (members receive a $40 discount). Prices include all workshops and activities, optional peer group critique, two nights’ lodging with one roommate, six catered meals, Internet access, and endless inspiration from the spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the serene Ludlow Bay. Private rooms are available for only $165 more.

The application and submission deadline is fast approaching: September 13, 2013. You will not be considered for the retreat if you don’t meet the deadline. No exceptions.

View complete information, application details, and deadlines for WEEKEND ON THE WATER by clicking on the link below:

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